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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2019, 08:06:59 AM »
New England non-nor'easter..... I got 2.32" of rain and I'm very glad it was rain and not that white stuff. Barometer bottomed out at 28.74in / 973mb.  Just dealing with the wind on the back side now.

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2019, 04:45:22 PM »

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51 degree temperature range today, 8 a.m. to 3:44 p.m.  October on the Great Plains.

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2019, 05:03:43 PM »
Ditto!
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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2019, 05:07:33 PM »

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51 degree temperature range today, 8 a.m. to 3:44 p.m.  October on the Great Plains.
Wow. You can see how your flow aloft changed from the north from the strong NE storm to the SW from the trough digging down the west coast. Talk about screwing with your plants heads...

https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/?parms=global-northamerica-09-48-1-50-1&checked=map&colorbar=undefined

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2019, 05:17:59 PM »
Leaves are 70% on the ground just waiting for the rest so I only need to do it 1 time,  collect and mulch. Unfortunately, I have 4 different species of trees and all drop a little differently.  If it wasn't such a major expense I would remove all trees on the property. I'm not a fan of these big trees around the house and big winds from thunderstorms. 
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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2019, 05:46:25 PM »
The house I grew up in in northern Ohio was lined with oaks and elms. Guess who the designated leaf raker was every year? Hated the job, at the start the "blanket" was so thick you couldn't even see the grass. Acorns were a pain too. ](*,)

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #56 on: October 19, 2019, 06:44:51 AM »
The house I grew up in in northern Ohio was lined with oaks and elms. Guess who the designated leaf raker was every year? Hated the job, at the start the "blanket" was so thick you couldn't even see the grass. Acorns were a pain too. ](*,)
They drop twice here in Florida. The first one finished about 3 weeks ago. The next will be in finished about March. It's those tiny oak leaves. There are a gozillion million of them.

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2019, 06:47:00 AM »
One last good shot of rain this weekend with Nestor rolling through. Currently at 1 inch with more to come. Am hoping for some decent winds but don't think we'll get much.
Hello dry season and Chamber of Commerce weather for the next 6 and a half months.

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2019, 09:26:13 AM »
Looking more like November toward the end of 7 day.  This may go down as coolest October since I moved back to Nebraska in 2014. Currently (-4F) below norms. The average temperature this time of year Oct 23: H-61, L-32.
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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2019, 09:37:18 AM »
This winter pattern likely to reach the Gulf Coast.
From today's forecast discussion.
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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2019, 11:27:58 AM »
Not looking very promising for the Trick & Treaters (highs in the 30's, 15 MPH winds). Still a week out, so maybe it will change.
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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2019, 06:05:36 PM »
It's been a cold, rainy day in much of Oklahoma, especially the southeast part closer to the slow moving cold front boundary. Chances for rain continue into Saturday, so after a dry October, so far, maybe Stillwater can get close to its October average of 3.21".

Temperatures are already around freezing in northwest Oklahoma and part of the Texas panhandle, so it has been snowing heavily there to around as much as 6", so far.  Sunday looks sunny.

 Here's a live video of weather conditions on the south side of the OSU Library:  https://stillwaterweather.com/osulibrarywx.  And a state wide look at precipitation totals:

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Also the 2nd home page using modified AltDashboard 6.95 at http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2019, 12:55:08 AM »
A small town in northwest Oklahoma got 13" of snow for the most snow ever recorded in October for Oklahoma.

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2019, 12:13:02 PM »
11:AM and 19F (-7.2c) tonights low 10F (-12c) and it's not even Halloween yet.   #-o

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2019, 01:02:10 PM »
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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2019, 03:53:09 PM »
11:AM and 19F (-7.2c) tonights low 10F (-12c) and it's not even Halloween yet.   #-o

Exactly. I see we're starting up right were we left off in May with no spring, just like no fall this year. Just giant trough's over the west....again. ](*,)

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2019, 04:24:03 PM »
11:AM and 19F (-7.2c) tonights low 10F (-12c) and it's not even Halloween yet.   #-o

Exactly. I see we're starting up right were we left off in May with no spring, just like no fall this year. Just giant trough's over the west....again. ](*,)

Yeap, even the mountain out west are cold. That natural sinkhole in northern Utah near Logan called Peters Sink was setting at -35 this morning, not that it matters but that was in F.
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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2019, 07:44:31 AM »
Summer hanging on down here. Getting kind of old. Heat index values still in the 95 to 100 range. Mean temp for the month is over 4 degrees warmer then climo.
A FROPA this Friday will finally cool things down. Hope it lasts.

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2019, 08:36:06 AM »
Even up here in southern New England, I haven't had a frost or freeze yet - very odd. The kids gets showers and 60s for Halloween. Looks like we get a bit more seasonable next week.

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2019, 10:46:46 AM »
This much cold air digging west and south this early is unusual.  If you missed out I'm sure it will come. Winter almost always starts in Montana as it did but earlier than normal this year October and migrates south and east.
Peters Sink in Utah was -45f this morning.
Balmy here at 8F. 

Link to Peters Sink: https://climate.usu.edu/PeterSinks/index.php
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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2019, 11:14:15 AM »
Quite the upper level trough out there to blame. We're ridging in the meantime...

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2019, 12:00:52 PM »
@ValentineWeather, how's the heat pump working out for you? In Oklahoma, much warmer than you, seems ours runs all winter.

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2019, 12:33:16 PM »
@ValentineWeather, how's the heat pump working out for you? In Oklahoma, much warmer than you, seems ours runs all winter.

Doug

Funny you should ask I just did a little blog on it.
Update 10-30-19: 9 this morning windchill -1 thermostat set at 69 and still keeping up without secondary heat strips. Register temperature at 83. Turns off for 6 minutes between cycles and runs 24 minutes. 2 cycles per hour with strips kicking on only during defrost (every 90 minutes) for 5 minutes.

So the balance point for this home is lower than 9 but still has to be more expensive compared to efficient propane furnace because it's like running the AC unit in the summer continuously after you factor in the energy used for defrost cycle.

Just how expensive won't know until the first full month of winter heating bills come in. Cheaper than an electric resistance furnace or heaters no doubt and about the same as pellets are my best guesstimate at $250 a ton. I've gone the pellet stove rout before and never again. They breakdown, storage issues, messy and uneven heating. IMO propane with a high efficient furnace (97%+) as long as it's under $1.50 gallon ($1.25 currently) is the way to go in cold climates.

Natural gas even better but not available for some really strange reason when it's so close by. I wonder who was in on the decision making of this jewel not to bring NG into Valentine? Somebody's profiting no doubt because it should have been done years ago. The coal fired Powerplants are closing due to low NG prices (not emissions) and Valentine still doesn't have it.
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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2019, 12:45:44 PM »
If I had the money I would love to go the geothermal route.
With a ground water temp of 72 that would be perfect year round.

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Re: Fall/Winter '19/'20
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2019, 12:49:36 PM »
If I had the money I would love to go the geothermal route.
With a ground water temp of 72 that would be perfect year round.

Yes but so expensive. I hate to replace the heat pump because it's all brand new equipment. I'll just live with it for now but doesn't keep me from complaining.  :sad:
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